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console i'm unique. so different but the only one. moscow. this week's top stories here on our t.v. american spring spreads across the country with the u.s. government up in arms against the protesters to strike washington's support of revolutions overseas. the u.s. led war in afghanistan enters in its second decade with victory over the taliban and the pullout of foreign troops scarcely in sight also. told to take. the right. time to larry. i mean tensions really been writing police and demonstrators clashed on the streets of athens after the i am also made of of the country cuts or collapse. and the woman promoted by western media as
a victim of bashar al assad's regime in syria says she's alive and well raising concerns that fabricated stories are being used in a bid to topple the country's leadership. but from moscow you're watching r t i mean he's now with the weekly for you this sunday and the wall street protests that kicked off in new york three weeks ago have not grown into a nationwide rally and golfing a growing number of u.s. cities every day demonstrators inspired by the arab spring demand an end to social inequality and corporate greed and as their calls for revolution get louder the authorities and media are finding them harder to get nor are just reported by our reporters. the collective voices of american dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore occupy wall street began in the world's financial
capital but this week protests have police to dozens of cities nationwide. in the big apple up to fifteen thousand americans flooded lower manhattan labor unions transport workers teachers nurses and u.s. veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young activists spearheading a fight against us wealth inequality and corporate greed young people right now have no hope in our society i just want to see a fairer more just society for the young people coming up and all of the american public right now are suffering through these hard economic times this seems pretty revolutionary to me and. the spirit of revolution is here and so i need to be a part of what you are and not afraid to be arrested anymore the whole entire control of the police state disappears when that happens there are credible possibilities that are open to us and certainly you can imagine a different world if you did you can be an agent of change the occupy movement has
gained such momentum even the president who promised change was forced to address the issue i think people are frustrated and. you know the protesters are. giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works the american people understand that not everybody has been following the rules. that wall street is an example of that these days a lot of folks who are doing the right thing aren't rewarded and a lot of folks who are doing the right thing or while the u.s. has encouraged and supported democratic uprisings in the arab world the same events playing out at home have been met with the tongs pepper spray and the arrests of nearly eight hundred peaceful protesters on the brooklyn bridge a scene that reminded some of egypt's to hear sway you can follow me i believe our
brothers and sisters all over the world be careful spring in greece and spain and we can see that it did send a powerful message ordinary people are not going to stand for corporate greed anymore and that we're getting up and we're doing something about it three weeks into the anti wall street demonstrations the new york city police department has pumped two million dollars into overtime pay fines some critics say are being used to repress freedom two miles from the chaos of the united nations even financier and billionaire george soros weighed in on the populist uprising actually i can understand this and the decision not to inject capital into the banks but to effectively. relieve them of the bed that suits gave the banks. profits as they see i can thank you sympathize with that even since grievances spearheaded so loud and large that means free media outlets
have been left with no other choice but to cover the protests in a matter of weeks occupy wall street the only mobilized international expansion many believe this ongoing going to be any point in the u.s. where i've asked who wants american politicians it's working for the majority of the people cynical active demanding democracy from the very leaders that. bring up or die out r.c. for your. well former wall street executive richard f. carroll says protester support is being driven by their bid to restore basic democratic values. this is actually for a political protest movement that's so young it's grown and gathered a surprising amount of support from surprising quarters in a very very short time for example you have several very major unions joining up
with this group that's primarily young people and saying we're on the same side we support them they support us i think what they're doing is reasserting a set of values you know everybody who wants a job should get a job the business people and their customers should deal with one another fairly and honestly crimes including corporate crimes should be punished and so on so if you think of it as the early stage of a movement where it's the clarity it's fundamental values and principles then i think it's actually although it's probably a intuitive or accidental it's actually pretty smart of them not to get pinned down in saying we want a financial transactions tax or we want a you know a blue ribbon investigation of wall street crime there really and this is why they've been able i think to start to get some attention. well u.s. correspondents are in the heart of the events in the lower manhattan keeping you updated on how the protests grow lucic up and over talking to demonstrators police
and reporters and of posting the latest pictures from the campus online you can follow the action on our twitter feed at our g underscore prompt. and later in the program we look at how financial distress is also driving people onto the streets of the greek capital and r.t. crew witnesses police violence in athens as anger among our dirty hit greeks reaches boiling point. class also coming up history falls victim to political correctness in france with fears the younger generation might lose its sense of national identity we look at what pages are being removed from textbooks and why. the first wave of violence has swept across syria this weekend with at least fourteen people killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters some of the most severe scenes came at the funeral of a kurdish opposition leader in the north east of the country syrian authorities insist they are targeting armed terrorist groups not all protesters in the kurdish
opposition leader was killed by you it is because it was against fine intervention in the country syria has been in a state of chaos since march following protests demanding president stepped down meanwhile the media raced out the regime forced many into a surprising u. turn this week as are these i regret explains. she was hailed as the flower of syria the symbol of the suffering under president bashar assad sproule regime at least that's what much of the western media said after the apparent butchering of zeinab we have viewed pictures of what was done to zainab scripts and they are simply too gruesome there are several western media outlets were quick to report al gore's news gruesome death apparently the first woman killed in government custody but now it appears she's miraculously back from the date even being interviewed on syrian t.v. . i came to the police station to say the truth and that's what i see to those line
channels i'm now still alive not dead human rights groups like amnesty international jumped on the bandwagon to reporting our falsely was tortured murdered and mutilated it even claimed to a mother found the body in a morgue last month all assertions is now being forced to backtrack on we will endeavor to be more cautious and phrase things a little bit more nuanced the state broadcaster says the interviews to dispel what it labels brick ations by foreign media to serve western interests and stories like this that have been used to prop up calls from the us britain and france for un sanctions to be slapped on syria but their foundations are now looking shakier than ever his footage religiously shows an armed sad civilians being targeted by gun toting rebels say perhaps not the peaceful opposition they're often made out to be by the west it only seems to look one way this notion that the us is now part of
the pro-democracy regime is ridiculous they are jumping on the barrel where again is an opportunity to get out front of it and create this deceptive appearance while at the same time there's a problem with dictatorships that are aligned with them and the united nations and it's part of. russia and china vetoed a u.n. resolution for syria seeing through it as a potential cover for another libyan style intervention so it may not be any oil this time but there's always an ulterior motive our partners in the u.n. security council do not rule out a replay of the libyan scenario although they said more than once that they clearly understood syria is very different to libya and russia will continue resisting attempts to legitimize unilateral sanctions through the u.n. security council the danger overthrow political regimes the u.s. was not created for that purpose the vetoes were followed by a security council walkout from america over remarks during the syrian envoy speech . but the u.s.
promised to be back with another resolution and on down sadly more dramatic evidence to drive the point home either bennett artsy. ok advisor to syria's president also told r.t. the country's authorities fully embrace russia and china's call to end the bloodshed there by a lot. the majority of laws that should have been passed are now adopted work to amend the constitution is underway the problem is that some states fund an armed terrorist groups operating in our towns and villages this makes ordinary people's lives very difficult and puts them in real danger the position of the western countries encourages these terrorist groups we share russia and china as you said it's impossible to move forward without dialogue but the alternative is blood spilling civil war into religious crashers. the full interview with dr siobhan is coming to you in a few hours here in our t.v. and in just ten minutes report on how the ongoing fighting in libya is affecting
the lives of civilians there revolutionary forces intensify their assault on the japanese home town of syria we have actually heard why the human cost of the so-called liberation is often go unnoticed in the media. this week struggling european economies were dealt another blow by braiding agencies which downgraded italy and spain fears over the debt crisis were also intensified by the downgrade of several british and portuguese banks reeser means the centerpiece for the international creditors still not sure the country is doing enough to get another cash injection and avoid to the country has delivered an ultimatum wrap up the cuts or face total collapse but after our friends have made it failing to reduce its deficit to the agreed bubble despite the route. thirty drivers but the nation's economy in tatters sarah first reports the needs of the people are taking second place to big breakthrough much. anger in athens
syntagma square once again bearing witness ok clashes between riot police and furious protest is so it was anything but. the right. thanks larry. and the tensions really been writing as the police meet in to clear the crowds some shocking scenes but one point the police chasing protests is into the metro station many others hit kicks by they supposed to be keeping control as the message being sent by the government is one of repression and fear. scenes like this raise serious questions about the level of fools being used in a list comprised is a forty three year old journalist who's reported from many conflict zones but it was in his own country where he sustained his. i just remember thinking is this really happening please i took shelter in an enclosure just or syntagma and one
policeman who i think was the commander asked in a very rude of me why i was taking pictures i told him i was a journalist i did give an order and i had one of the flash burns thrown at me these are some of the last pictures i took you not ok taking shelter amplify the sound of the flash bang causing always tasteful death injury which is called his job. after the attack i won't call it an arson and it was an attack like a small hail. an investigation was launched into the incident the progress has been slow a finalist tells us the countless cases both against heavy handed police tactics and need to have any kind of results we witness for ourselves the lack of discrimination when the police lash out when journalists flung with his camera to the ground the rise in the level of aggression seen by the police and the more extreme groups the protest is causing serious concern with the government continuing to implement severe austerity measures in
a bid to receive cash pensions like sets to keep escalating i think we are approaching fast. and easy to explain it to from a place of you know the first reaction you can from some of. your. experience. of the. impact of the financial crisis is being played out play by play well some tightness where there are now fears that the financial crisis turn into an economic recession could bring entire year is a look just to greet people to their knees surf city i think. the greek people are suffering because of mistakes made by politicians and happens only escape outside the euro zone so there's a member of the european parliament. basically the money is going to pay off there but the problem is they're not producing it and it's it's unsustainable we should
never have been allowed to get into the order in the first place they broke through many moons their own rooms to get greece in because this was all about politics it wasn't about economics and i feel very very strong for the greek people the only way that the greek people will get back on their feet again is to come out of your all together and look it won't be the end of the world for greece argentina was the last major country for the poles in two thousand and one between two thousand and one and two thousand and six argentina's economy grew by sixty percent that is the answer to be if you poll the polls that these people are being made to suffer because of ideological decisions that were taken many miles away in brussels ten years ago coming up next hour for you crushing a crisis robert forster explores the plunging global economy in an unprecedented way you can join us to listen in to his wrist fashion wrap in a brand new show here on our t.v. here's a preview. see a little slicing is a u.s.
crisis is imminent smash the debt ceiling fourteen trillion. in clashes in the i.m.f. imposed structurally unjust programs in greece the terms economy and the language from the greek economy i mean how sort of management will be managing to keep these around a bit in practice if you want to actually know what the hell's even happening. this week the u.s. led war in afghanistan passed its ten year mark with nato troops still no closer to victory over the taliban the chorus of criticism over the occupation gets louder with the latest failure stamp coming from a former german general who played his nation's role in the operation a decade ago nato plans on a full withdrawal from the country by the end of twenty fourteen but it takes them out like now reports the evidence on the ground shows there's no rust something. if the united states is drawing its troops from afghanistan why is its largest piece getting bigger with us live forces over in the telepathically two thousand would
bug a mere fuel does little more than deflate telerate a cracked runway since then the former soviet base in the plains north of the afghan capital this road to a small city it's up to over twenty five thousand full time personnel fleets of military cargo aircraft in the fields to cause traffic jams it expansion is no way aided by scores of colored trackers u.s. military engineers are constructing new housing and storage facilities to make room for even more maybe more hardware after sending an extra thirty thousand troops after this it last year president obama started bringing them home this summer but with afghan forces struggling to stand alone it's likely a bit less will even play games and bases like this one are going to shrink any time soon. at least there are plenty of home comforts from soldiers standing on for telephone deployments we can shop for everything from flat screen t.v.'s to fine jewelry enjoy the company grab some take on the new concern for insurance and if you're tired of working out in june you're free to go to the salon for
a haircut and such well have some officials have tried to limit such men and he's calling them a distraction from the war the troops are happy to have them these years. your families need not be easy this last year that it seems that right. local afghan merchants are also glad to have the extra business for instance. and outside the wire without agreement of soldiers my business would be nothing we like having them here but not everyone agrees to tell about rocket attacks are on the run and as the base becomes more and more crowded the threat to those living inside multiplies no matter how high its walls become everyone gets a close call when you're this can just get this much equipment personnel it's all that into one tight spot get close it's going to destroy something or someone easy as it may be to forget at times this is still a war zone jason muckluck in barbara for. the white house if this all had things
just said the cia and special forces could stay in afghanistan long after the troops have laughed and according to brian becker of the appropriate answer coalition there's no way the u.s. would have banded a region that so strategically important. if the u.s. military were to leave afghanistan altogether or if it were to leave iraq altogether those governments would become independent self-determination governments free of foreign interference or foreign occupation that's what would happen they would form their own natural alliances with their neighbors the united states does not want that this is the great prize this is a geo strategically and resource rich part of the world united states is there for the long term and i think that's the real goal is to put firmly afghanistan and the surrounding countries into an american spirit of it think the karzai government really is an extension of american power which has a masquerade the fiction of a nato cover but really it's an american power karzai or it's probably cannot
survive without outside support after all the outsiders the occupiers put him into power i don't think he has any real legitimacy and credibility for his people. antiwar sentiment is growing in britain which have confirmed that largest number of troops in afghanistan in london's trafalgar square crowds more decade of war are going to get out now message are corresponded with their you watch his report i already got. let's. just say. we. pierce finding her because after his hometown of syria continues to be aware revolutionary forces claim they've seized the convention center the main paints of the colonel's loyalist for over two days now that he has interim rulers have been waging one of the biggest assaults yet on the most important remaining stronghold
of the ousted leader revolutionary forces claimed they control most of the town that's been under siege for three weeks now libya's interim leaders say failure to take theory is the only thing keeping them from formally declaring liberation and scheduling elections but author and journalist our ship of time the third pursuing this same cannot justify atrocities often ignored by mainstream media. this is what nato are involved in an action which is obviously contrary to the u.n. resolution which is supposedly mandated to go in and overthrow the government of gadhafi we're getting reports of electric torture electric shock torture being used by these revolutionaries who exactly are the people that are fighting nato because they may not like it are free they may not like the nature of troops it's very interesting that they are the most advanced arsenal in the world of make those six months on and they still haven't won the country this is all about the idea that these great powers as of all can divide up the resources and the future of the
libyan people why they're quiet about it the media kind of got bored after the initial explosions and we so-called attack the don't even reporting the bombing of hospitals in certain. we've got more stories available you for you on our web site r t v dot com but here's a quick look at what's available right now for you online and unexpected and steals the show if you're over twenty twelve opening ceremony in the ukrainian capital after a controversial feminist group gatecrashed the event that and more are two dark problems. including our conference of creativity looking at this it's easy to join the people have gone on in their belief that death is just a step into considered life the works of an announcement will be on display in moscow later this month. no true napoleon school textbooks are being revised in france to avoid insulting minority pupils importance
of the move more in political correctness is running a mark through french society threatening to purge the country of its past and not only through its classrooms. explains. twenty pages on the history of black slavery and just six on the time of napoleon shown here sitting on a toilet france's new history school books are inbreeding parents and teachers who call it political correctness gone mad this author's bestseller on the band because of frumps of boylan's ahead thought is an orthodoxy if we didn't teach our own minorities the history of their adopted country they don't feel french we are already seeing riots in our streets the crusades the called insulting to muslims the sun king louis the fourteenth to imperial and. as the colonel gadhafi of his day focus is now on the previously little known king ken kumu thought of thirteenth
century west africa. the purge even extends to brighton studied round the world including les miserables the victor hugo france is already breaking up things professor casale because it's young people have no sense of identity parents are concerned we have to study even the worth pages of our history because you cannot understand that what happens now in france you cannot understand the history. you want to understand and divide properly legal action scene is the only way to stop the green movement of mesnil history of our. schools now give ten percent of their share you'll to the needy will african well inquire i studied it and what exactly is it contribution to world development. thousands to sign the petition of the french revolution lessons were replaced by the african kingdom of more than mata poll which many say they've never heard of the ministry of education refused to be
interviewed but gave us this statement. we're changing the school curriculum to reflect globalization suppose being told because it's important to have a view on the world conscience such as egypt china and india the new european parliament reports but compulsory school lessons on the benefits of the e.u. from quote a very young age critics want kids are learning less and less about their own country states which still teaching maypoles they say concern themselves to history . balti paris. take a short break here on our team and i'll be back with a recap of our top stories. the
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